4th Grade Frenzy: Help Kids Understand the True Meaning of Memorial Day - #HonorTheBrave
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May 18, 2023

Help Kids Understand the True Meaning of Memorial Day - #HonorTheBrave

Memorial Day is more than a picnic and 3 day weekend! This federal holiday is a time to reflect on the sacrifice of the people who have served our country. Explaining the true meaning of Memorial Day to children is a significant and important way to honor those who've served and continue the tradition of remembering. 

1. Read The Wall by Eve Bunting

Check out Storytime With Tristan. There's an age-appropriate introduction and a lovely reading of the story.  Storytime Channel for Kids: Memorial Day Read Aloud - The Wall by Eve Bunting

2. Decorate a Bulletin Board or Make a Hallway Display

Find easy-to-make crafts and a quick writing prompt to create a display. Short on time? Check out this Memorial Day resource with writing prompts and crafts...

3. Learn About the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Consider these resources, but preview them first to determine appropriateness for your students...

Arlington National Cemetary Education Program - You'll find lesson plans, power points, links, and printables for elementary school and up.

Welcome to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetary

Depending on the maturity of your students, consider watching a changing of the guard ceremony as a conclusion to your lessons.

Get ready to make Memorial Day a meaningful and enriching experience for your students!

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